• Ad Filterers Online: Purchasing Habits and Media Consumpt...

    Ad filterers are a vital demographic: young, highly-educated, affluent, digital natives that lead the pack when it comes to online […]

    November 12, 2020

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  • Why ad filterers make small purchases online.

    As we wind down our series recapping AAX’s forthcoming study Ad Filterers Online: Purchasing Habits and Media Consumption In The […]

    November 3, 2020

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  • What major purchases do ad filterers make online?

    A study conducted by Forbes Insights, in association with Synchrony Financial, “A Split Screen: Online Information and a Human Touch,” […]

    October 30, 2020

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  • Cash isn’t king? Ad filterers use mobile payment se...

    Ad filterers opt to use services Paypal, Apple Pay, Venmo, Google Pay, Amazon Payments, and Visa Checkout at a rate […]

    October 27, 2020

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    How do ad filterers interact with brands online?

    As we discussed in depth in our last post, ad filterers are intrepid brand discoverers, constantly learning, evolving, and seeking […]

    October 20, 2020

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    Enthusiastic purchasers of digital content: ad filterers

    Whether it comes to news services, online magazines, study programs, or learning materials… ad filterers want to purchase it. Ad […]

    October 20, 2020

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    Ad filterers + brand discovery: a love story.

    Here’s a fact that might surprise you: ad filterers are three times more likely to discover brands from website ads […]

    October 15, 2020

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    What’s behind ad filterers tremendous online engage...

    We know that ad filterers—defined as “users who have blocked ads in the past month but discover brands or products […]

    October 13, 2020

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  • Ad filterers love gaming consoles. Here’s what that means.

    When the New York Times announces that 2020 is “shaping up to be a huge year for gaming,” you know […]

    October 8, 2020

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  • How much time do ad filterers spend online?

    The issues to be solved include: Identity, data, and privacy; Brand safety and ad fraud; Ad experience and measurement; Programmatic effectiveness.

    October 6, 2020

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  • Meet AAX: Hart Gliedman, Director of US Sales

    For Hart Gliedman, it all comes down to education. He knows the challenges facing publishers, pays attention to what pain […]

    August 5, 2020

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  • Meet AAX: Otilia Otlacan, Head of Operations

    For the last fifteen years, Otilia Otlacan has worked in both start-ups and well-established tech companies, specializing in content monetization […]

    August 5, 2020

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  • Meet AAX: Chirag Shah, Director of Partnerships

    For Chirag Shah, ad tech and programmatic are the future. Shah has spent almost fifteen years working in the world […]

    August 5, 2020

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  • Meet AAX: Tim Cronin, VP of Sales

    Tim Cronin is undaunted. An industry veteran, he’s still charged by both the thrill of existing in an ever- evolving […]

    July 30, 2020

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  • Meet Scott Schwanbeck, CEO of AAX

    On June 8th, AAX ushered in a new phase of growth by welcoming Scott Schwanbeck as CEO. Scott, an industry […]

    July 29, 2020

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  • Acceptable Ads Exchange names Scott Schwanbeck CEO

    Industry Vet to Helm Leading Ad Blocking Recovery Exchange New York, NY, – June 30, 2020— Acceptable Ads Exchange (AAX), […]

    June 30, 2020

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  • What Harvard Business School says about Sizmek and the fu...

    In March 2020, three scholars at Harvard Business School—Professor Ayelet Israeli, case researcher Sarah Gulick (Case Research & Writing Group), […]

    June 2, 2020

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  • What a new study from the New Jersey Institute Of Technol...

    To Be Or Not To Be…Tough or Soft Ad blockers: the large, unmissable, revenue-depleting elephant in the room. Already pervasive […]

    May 19, 2020

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  • Webinar recap: revenue struggles (and monetization soluti...

    On April 30th, we partnered with the folks over at AdMonsters to present a webinar. Our goal? To talk a […]

    May 7, 2020

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  • What are some challenges facing the international ad market?

    The issues to be solved include: Identity, data, and privacy; Brand safety and ad fraud; Ad experience and measurement; Programmatic effectiveness.

    March 10, 2020

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  • AAX early spring forecast: Palm Desert –> Berlin &#...

    The next few months see the AAX team crossing oceans and continents to talk about restoring the value exchange between publishers and ad blockers…as well as educating ourselves on trends and innovations and sharing insights.

    February 4, 2020

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  • Behind the decision-making power of ad blocking users

    53% of ad blocking users use the term “decision-maker” to summarize their job description…and 54.9% use the term “senior decision-maker.”

    January 28, 2020

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  • How to capture the interest of ad blocking users

    Our study “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ad Blocking Users,” gleaned from consulting the data treasure trove at the GlobalWebIndex (GWI), touches upon all of these and more—you can check out the study, which is available for free download.

    January 21, 2020

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  • Why is this demographic the key to a healthy ad ecosystem?

    If you’re curious about ad blocking users and how they’re shaping the future of the ad ecosystem, check out our free report, titled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ad Blocking Users.”

    January 17, 2020

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users, Question #10: How do ad...

    Since ad blockers are younger, more fluent when it comes to technology, and more comprehensive in their understanding of data collection and usage, it stands to reason that they would be less nervous about privacy issues.

    January 14, 2020

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #9: Wha...

    The statements that ad blocking users feel best describe their priorities highlight some of ad blocking users most prominent character traits: social awareness, ecological-mindedness, a desire for self improvement, and a need to keep up with social and technological changes.

    January 10, 2020

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #8: Wha...

    Ad blocking users like endorphins. They prefer running or jogging. They’re also fans of non-gym exercise, a category that encompasses everything from Frisbee golf to parkour

    January 7, 2020

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  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ad Blocking Users

    Ad blocking users are considered one of the keys in strengthening and revitalizing the ad ecosystem. This is a group […]

    January 3, 2020

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Fact #7: Ad bloc...

    Ad blocking users feel the need for speed. They’re fans of motorsports in general but, when asked what sports they following and regularly watch, 19% of ad blocking users named Formula 1 and 11.4% of ad blocking users brought up MotorGP. These proved more popular than competitors like NASCAR or IndyCar.

    December 12, 2019

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #6: Wha...

    According to our findings, ad blocking users—the 47% of global users who have an ad blocker installed on their device—are tea lovers first and foremost. This is followed by coffee as the second most consumed beverage.

    December 10, 2019

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #5: Whe...

    As urban areas grow, it seems they’re not just attracting “prime-age” workers, but also ad blocking users—the demographic we at AAX are so preoccupied with.

    December 5, 2019

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  • New vendor registration to IAB Europe’s Transparency and ...

    Today, AAX announced their approved status as the latest vendor to join IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent framework.

    December 3, 2019

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #4: How...

    How do ad blocking users feel about pets? Strongly. They love them. In fact, 75% of ad blocking users share their home with at least one furry, feathery, or scaly family member.

    December 3, 2019

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #3: Do ...

    An understandable fear is that ad blockers stand in the way of brand discovery, and that users who have elected to put a barrier between themselves and the world of advertising will never experience the understanding of what he or she wants. But luckily that fear is unfounded.

    November 26, 2019

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #2: Wha...

    We decided to consult the mass trove of data that GlobalWebIndex (GWI) keeps about internet behavior in order to tease out some of the particularities of the group. We took our findings and compiled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ad Blocking Users,” a study that peers into everything from the reason for ad block use (which is what you’re about to read about) to preferences for pets and real estate.

    November 22, 2019

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  • 10 facts about ad blocking users – Question #1: Why...

    We decided to consult the mass trove of data that GlobalWebIndex (GWI) keeps about internet behavior in order to tease out some of the particularities of the group. We took our findings and compiled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ad Blocking Users,” a study that peers into everything from the reason for ad block use (which is what you’re about to read about) to preferences for pets and real estate.

    November 19, 2019

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  • Is there a place in the market right now for mid-tier pub...

    The short answer? It’s a way to actively support the free web. The long answer? That involves the demographics of ad blocking users, their commitment to journalism and publishing, and the types of ads they want to block.

    November 7, 2019

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  • Why would an ad blocking user agree to see… ads?

    The short answer? It’s a way to actively support the free web. The long answer? That involves the demographics of ad blocking users, their commitment to journalism and publishing, and the types of ads they want to block.

    October 24, 2019

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  • The banner ad celebrates its 25th birthday

    On October 27, 1994, the world’s first banner ad appeared on HotWired.com. It’s not a moment that a lot of people think of with fond nostalgia.

    October 24, 2019

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  • What are Acceptable Ads? A crash course

    The AAX team attended the Digiday Publishing Summit in Key Biscayne Florida with a particular mission: instead of talking about AAX, we wanted to take a step back and discuss the Acceptable Ads initiative.

    October 17, 2019

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  • Obama, snowboards, and beer: the impact of Bits and Pretzels

    This marked the first year AAX headed to Bits and Pretzels, the three-day Munich-based founders festival that famously culminates in a massive networking events on the Oktoberfest grounds.

    October 14, 2019

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  • Autumn forecast: NYC –> BUD –> LA –> AZ

    On September 18th, the AAX team joined with leading minds at the vanguard of programmatic for a day of sharing insight, strategy, and passion-fueled ideas. In other words: we attended World Forum Disrupt Programmatic New York.

    October 11, 2019

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  • 5 subjects of discussion at World Forum Disrupt: Programm...

    On September 18th, the AAX team joined with leading minds at the vanguard of programmatic for a day of sharing insight, strategy, and passion-fueled ideas. In other words: we attended World Forum Disrupt Programmatic New York.

    October 2, 2019

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  • DMEXCO 2019 recap: restoring the value exchange, restorin...

    AAX, the Acceptable Ads Exchange, today announced the launch of Blockmeter. Blockmeter is a free tool that enables publishers to measure the potential revenue lift they could generate from displaying Acceptable Ads to the segment of their audience that is willing to see them.

    September 19, 2019

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  • AAX launches Blockmeter to show publishers how much they ...

    AAX, the Acceptable Ads Exchange, today announced the launch of Blockmeter. Blockmeter is a free tool that enables publishers to measure the potential revenue lift they could generate from displaying Acceptable Ads to the segment of their audience that is willing to see them.

    June 3, 2019

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  • Industry Roundup: May 2019

    According to an eMarketer forecast, next year for the first time, ad-spending on private marketplaces will surpass spending on open exchanges. The eMarketer reviews the current state of header bidding, including the adoption of header bidding among US HBIX domains, the share of desktop and mobile header bidding impressions, US programmatic display ad spending and more.

    May 30, 2019

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  • AAX approved for TAG registry, signaling commitment to a ...

    The Acceptable Ads Exchange (AAX), is joining the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). Acceptable Ads Exchange (AAX) is now “verified by TAG,” and is approved for listing in the TAG Registry of known and trusted players in the digital advertising ecosystem.

    May 25, 2019

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  • Industry Roundup: April 2019

    MediaPost reports of a new form of malvertising that only impacts ads served via programmatic exchanges; the overwhelming majority of attacks occurr on mobile devices. eMarketer podcast covers how payments are performed in the programmatic display world.

    April 26, 2019

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  • Industry Roundup: March 2019

    According to a recent eMarketer article, 2019 is expected to a “milestone year” in global advertising, as two momentous events will take place through the course of it: firstly, for the first time, spending on digital advertising in the US will surpass spending on traditional advertising (approximately 129 billion USD to 109 billion USD), and secondly, another first, the collective market share of the online duopoly is expected to shrink, mostly due to Amazon’s rapidly growing US advertising business.

    March 28, 2019

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  • Tim Cronin, formerly of PubMatic, DoubleClick, joins AAX

    The Acceptable Ads Exchange (AAX), providing advertisers a unique access to a premium, tech-savvy audience and allowing publishers to monetize on an untapped audience, is proud to announce the addition of Tim Cronin as Vice President of Sales.

    March 4, 2019

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